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Church of St Cuthbert (Elsdon)

St Cuthbert's Church, Elsdon (Copyright © Don Brownlow)
St Cuthbert's Church, Elsdon (Copyright © Don Brownlow)

St Cuthbert's Church is a complex building with origins in the 12th century. The church was once much larger than the building that stands today. The 12th century church was rebuilt in the 14th century and was altered and added to over the following centuries. The unusual aisles are very narrow with thick outer walls and may have been built like this for defensive reasons. The church was restored twice in the 19th century. The graveyard is one of the finest in the country with an excellent collection of 18th and 19th century headstones, several of them with high relief carvings. This is a Grade I Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N9768
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
20th Century (1901 to 2000)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building

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Source of Reference
Local History of Elsdon

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